Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, an anthropologist and mother, is a professor emerita at the University of California, Davis. Her book The Woman That Never Evolved (1981) was selected by the New York Times as one of the Notable Books of that year, and Mother Nature was chosen by both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as one of the best books of 1999. Hrdy is a frequent contributor to Natural History; “Meet the Alloparents” is her ninth article for the magazine.

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The importance of food, jealousy, and paternal care in the evolution of owl monkey monogamy

La importancia del alimento, los celos y el cuidado paternal en la evolución de la monogamia en el mono mirikiná

Comparing the rewards of small-scale farming to those recounted by Thoreau

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